Explore Rail Transport Careers: DB Cargo

DB Cargo UK is the UK’s largest rail freight company. We operate trains across the UK transporting everything from cereals to coal, barbecues to biomass, and petroleum to steel.

We provide freight, infrastructure and passenger charter trains throughout the UK, and freight services to and from mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. We also provide traction and train crew for scheduled passenger operators.

Complete logistics and supply chain services

To offer customers a complete one-stop solution for rail freight transportation, we provide a full range of logistics, supply chain and associated services, including door-to-door deliveries, warehousing and terminal-management.

This means customers can choose a single supplier to transport freight from ports and terminals to destinations throughout the UK, on time and with minimal environmental impact.

The UK’s largest locomotive and wagon fleet

Such extensive resources give customers the capacity they need to move bulk products throughout the UK and into Europe quickly, efficiently and on time.

Explore Rail Transport Careers

Key Themes – Policy, planning, technology, innovation, services, finance and bespoke engineering.

Tuesday 29th January 2019, 7.00pm to 9.00pm, The Old Kitchens Queens’ College

Free Drinks Reception

Meet a diverse range of rail transport companies from central government to international corporations and see the challenging job/internship opportunities that are available to you!

The drinks reception seeks to promote rail transport as a great place to work in an innovative, inspirational and illustrious employment sector. Rail transport encompasses not only engineering, but: operations, strategic planning, marketing and human relations, maintenance, consultancy, franchising, assets management, business management, leadership, technological innovation, bespoke solutions, IT/software and regulation. With a popular interest in rail transport, a career in the dynamic industry can be highly rewarding and enjoyable.

Come and meet various companies who are offering engaging and challenging careers to graduates. The employers offer bespoke career paths over a diverse range of skills and attributes.

The sector is keen to recruit graduates who shall form the next generation of talented innovators in a rapidly growing and dynamic sector.

Women in Rail are attending who promote diversity in rail through provide networking and support to women to position rail as an attractive career choice for young people.

Check out this video to explore rail transport careers further.

A message from a current CURC member and their experiences of an internship at Greater Anglia:

My name is William (I’m currently a second year engineer at Corpus) and I spent six weeks working at Greater Anglia over the summer vacation 2018.  Most of the time was spent at Ilford Depot in East London and it enabled me to make contacts and assess whether I would want to work further in an industry that continues to grow and develop.  There was a wide range of roles that I experienced including reliability engineering, management, stores, assets and even a day spent alongside technicians on a 317 unit! The entire process gave me an improved awareness of the intricacies of train operations and the ability to see the diversity of roles that the rail industry requires.

Profiles on the Participants

HM Department for Transport

Employer and Graduate Profile
Website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for transport/about/recruitment

Network Rail

Company and Graduate Profile
Website for further information: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/careers/

High Speed Two Limited

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Graduate profile – TBC
Website for further information: https://www.hs2.org.uk/careers/

Office for Rail & Road

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Graduate profile – TBC
Website for further information: http://orr.gov.uk/careers

Hitachi Europe

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Graduate profile – TBC
Website for further information: http://www.hitachirail-eu.com/graduates

Colas Rail

Company and Graduate Profile
Website for further information: https://www.colasrail.co.uk/careers/

First Group

Company and Graduate Profile
Website for further information: https://uk.firstgroupcareers.com

Arriva Group

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Graduate profile – TBC
Website for further information: https://www.arriva.co.uk/talented-people

Deutsche Bahn (DB Cargo)

Company Profile
Website for further information: https://uk.dbcargo.com/rail-uk-en/ourcompany/careers

Freightliner

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Graduate profile – TBC
Website for further information: https://www.freightliner.co.uk/group/careers/

No need to book for this event, yet we welcome ‘expressions of interest’ purely to gauge catering numbers. Sign up here.

About the CURC:

Founded in 1911 from the Cambridge University branch of The Railway Club, Cambridge University Railway Club (CURC) is the second oldest railway enthusiast club in the world! The CURC arranges an event in Cambridge most weeks during Full Term, most often a presentation by an invited speaker, almost always a key professional from the rail industry, on a specific subject. The club is not just train talk, but about how the railway works. We have a celebrated history of CURC alumni who now work in the railway industry, with some at quite senior levels.

Career Related Events this term:

  • LNER with MD David Horne (BR Degree Graduate): Tuesday 5thFebruary, Robinson College.
  • Network Rail with Chairman Sir Peter Hendy: Wednesday 13thFebruary, Queens’ College.
  • Arriva Cross Country with MD Andy Cooper (Cambridge Graduate): Wednesday 27thFebruary, Queens’ College.
  • Hitachi Rail Europe with Paul Cooper (Oxbridge Graduate): TBC
  • First Open Access Rail with Louise Cheeseman (BR Graduate): TBC

Email railway@cusu.cam.ac.uk for further information.